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Serial No. 113-92: Bakken Petroleum: The Substance of Energy Independence, Joint Hearing Before the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy and Subcommittee on Oversight, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, September 9, 2014   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the September 4, 2014 hearing on "Bakken Petroleum: The Substance of Energy Independence" held before the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy and Subcommittee on Oversight. From the Statement of Cynthia Lummins: "Petroleum from the Bakken region recently passed 1 million barrels per day, which accounts for approximately 12% of total domestic production. This is an important resource for the United States and it deserves due attention. That said, we are not here today to debate the merits of rail or pipeline transportation, or their current and proposed regulations. Those are important issues, but today we have a scientific focus: the characteristics and behavior of Bakken petroleum. As we will hear today, the DOT's [Department of Transportation] Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, also known as ''PHMSA,'' has undertaken a broad sampling and testing program to better understand if or to what extent Bakken petroleum may be unique from other petroleum types." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Cynthia Lummis, Eric Swalwell, Paul C. Broun, Kevin Cramer, Dan Maffei, Chris Smith, Timothy Butters, Kari Cutting, and John Auers.

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